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How to Survive the End of the World

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Join Autumn Brown and adrienne maree brown, two sisters who share many identities, as writers, activists, facilitators, and inheritors of multiracial diasporic lineages, as well as a particular interest in the question of survival, as we embark on a podcast that delves into the practices we need as … read more

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Sovereignty Hymm

July 1st, 2022


We learned a song from The Bengsons that we want everyone to learn and sing. Join us.


We will not
We will not
We will not be controlled
I am …

A Prayer For Our Bodies

June 26th, 2022


won't you celebrate with me - by Lucille Clifton


won't you celebrate with me

what i have shaped into

a kind of life? i had no model.

born in babylon

both nonwhite and woman

what did i see to be except myself?

i made …

Love Multiplied: Polyamory, Open Relationships, and Ethical Non-monogamy

June 23rd, 2022


In this episode, adrienne and Autumn talk about opening up romantic relationships, the wonder of loving multiple partners, the challenge of love …

Love the Child: Care is the Throughline

June 9th, 2022


The Brown sisters in very tender, intimate conversation about the times we are loving through and how we hold each other tight and keep co-creating …

Sibling Miniseries Bonus: IBEYI

May 26th, 2022


Autumn and adrienne kind of want the sibling miniseries to go on forever, so they were ecstatic when Ibeyi wanted to talk about twinning, creating at …

Loving Ourselves Right Now

May 12th, 2022


adrienne and Autumn are back with a brand new season, and this year we are looking at L.O.V.E. Love! What is it? Why does it happen? Why does it hurt so bad? Why does it feel so good? And how might it help us survive as …

All About Love

April 28th, 2022


adrienne and Autumn are back with a brand new season, and this year we are looking at L.O.V.E. Love! What is it? Why does it happen? Why does it hurt so bad? Why does it feel so good? And how might it help us survive as …

Ask Us Anything!

March 31st, 2022


We made our first Ask Us Anything episode! What you'll hear here is an excerpt from that convo. 

These AUA episodes are available exclusively to our patrons, and it’s our patrons from whom we field questions for these …

Freedom Dreams

March 21st, 2022


We're so excited to share an episode from a new podcast we think you'll love called Freedom Dreams. It's a show that explores historical examples of experiments in liberation, and dreams about how to expand the work …

Forget Prayers, Bring Cake: A Conversation with Merissa Nathan Gerson

February 22nd, 2022


In this special bonus episode, we bring you audio from a virtual event hosted by Moon Palace Books in Minneapolis, an evening of conversation between …

Sibling Miniseries Finale: adrienne and Autumn (interviewed by Dani McClain) Pt. 2

February 3rd, 2022


The Brown sisters realized halfway thru this series that they had to be interviewed, and the interviewer had to be Dani McClain (journalist, author, mother, caretaker and chosen sibling). The sisters remember things …

Sibling Miniseries Finale: adrienne and Autumn (interviewed by Dani McClain) Pt. 1

February 3rd, 2022


The Brown sisters realized halfway thru this series that they had to be interviewed, and the interviewer had to be Dani McClain (journalist, author, mother, caretaker and chosen sibling). The sisters remember things …

Sibling Miniseries #11: Faith and Joey Soloway

January 6th, 2022




This Brown sisters interview with Joey and Faith Soloway includes original music, a family history that …

The. Merch. Is. HERE.

January 3rd, 2022


Finally, we made you merch! You are gonna look amazing wearing/using this stuff! Head over to Patreon to learn about our new tiers and how to get End of the World goodies sent to your home! Your support means the world …

in case it helps / bell hooks asé

December 18th, 2021


Sister adrienne reads her latest blog post, on moving through grief and despair. While she was writing it, she learned that bell hooks had transitioned, and she shares her grief ritual.


SUPPORT Our Show …

Pandemic Time with Fania and Angela Davis

December 5th, 2021


adrienne and Autumn interview the legendary Angela Davis and Fania Davis. These sisters, who have profoundly shaped the movement for social justice …

Sibling Miniseries #9: Benji and Maya Hart

November 18th, 2021


Our youngest organizer siblings join the Brown sisters to discuss their journeys of becoming radical, with stories on queerness, Blackness and parenting.

Music by Tunde Olaniran and Mother Cyborg



Sibling Miniseries #8: Prentis and Eddie Hemphill

November 4th, 2021


Four siblings from Texas doing a deep dive on political shaping, culture shifting and embodiment. With unexpected astrology.

Listen to Finding Our Way

Sibling Miniseries #7: Aurora and Ricardo Levins-Morales

October 21st, 2021


This profound sibling conversation moves us through Haiti, Puerto Rico, Chicago, organizing in communist, Black power and women's movements, the love of nature and the conversational practice of poetry. Be prepared to …

Sibling Miniseries #6: Malkia and Sala

October 8th, 2021


The Brown sisters are joined by Malkia Devich Cyril and Sala Cyril for a conversation on their journey from being born to Black Panther Janet Cyril …

BONUS: The Holding Change Interview

September 29th, 2021


Autumn and adrienne go live on Instagram with an interview about Autumn’s essay in Adrienne’s recent facilitation guide, Holding Change: The Way of …

BONUS: Relating During the Pandemic with Autumn Brown

September 16th, 2021


Before our new season kicks off next month, we're thrilled to bring you this essential episode from The Emergent Strategy Podcast. To support ESII,

We Not Ready

September 7th, 2021


The sisters drop in with an update on the second half of the season, and a moment of celebration.



Music by Tunde Olaniran and Mother Cyborg


SUPPORT Our Show on Patreon

Sibling Miniseries #5: Makani and Robin

June 24th, 2021


In this episode, the Brown Sisters had the honor of interviewing two siblings who are giants of the social justice movement: Makani Themba and Robin …

Sibling Miniseries #4: Una and Michi

June 10th, 2021


The Brown Sisters continue the Sibling Miniseries with pleasure and joy mavens Una and Michi Osato, sister performer artist healers who teach burlesque for liberation. We enter their sibling reverie and leave changed …

Sibling Miniseries #3: Cole and Karissa

May 30th, 2021


From land ownership to Black liberation to father loss to love upgrades, Karissa Lewis and Cole B.

(Transcript is on its way - sorry for the delay!)

Sibling Miniseries #2: Naina and Navina Khanna

May 14th, 2021


The Brown sisters get to spend time with Naina and Navina Khanna, sisters who are transforming the realm of AIDS/HIV women and food justice through …

Sibling Miniseries #1: Naima and Leah

April 29th, 2021


The Brown sisters kick off our sibling interview miniseries with sisters Naima and Leah Penniman, radical farmers and writers who share reflections …

One Drop: A Conversation with Yaba Blay

April 15th, 2021


Autumn and adrienne continue their deep dive on blackness and mixed race identity, begun in Season 4 with the episode “Tip of the Iceberg”. In this …

Organizers in Space: What Movement Organizing & Space Exploration Can Learn From One Another

April 8th, 2021


Autumn was recently invited to take part in a really fun, mind-bending panel called Organizers in Space. The event was co-hosted by Annie Weinberg, electoral organizer, coach, and strategist for progressive campaigns …

Fifth Season

April 5th, 2021


The Brown sisters are back for season 5 of apocalypse survival philosophy, feelings and tangible skills. In this episode, they catch up a bit on life and unveil the exciting theme that will guide interviews this season. …

Centering at the End of the World

March 11th, 2021


The Brown sisters are back with a new season and this one will include some fundamental practices that help us survive and may help our listeners.adrienne spent the last decade on a learning journey with generative …

Bye 2020

December 31st, 2020


The Brown sisters give each other permission to rest, reflect on lessons and appreciations for the year, and ask for feedback!

Note: When they recorded this episode, the sisters thought they were finishing early, not …

Tip of the Iceberg

December 17th, 2020


The sisters share a bit of their interwoven and distinct race stories as daughters of an interracial love story.


Music by …

Politically Potent, at Dartmouth

December 3rd, 2020


The sisters speak with students at Dartmouth about the political potency of this moment in context of our histories, uplifting lessons from our …

To Witch or Not to Witch

November 19th, 2020


adrienne and Autumn sit down to talk about their mutual journeys to understanding the magic that lies within, and can be drawn from the world around us. In this episode, the Brown sisters talk about spells that …

Election Transmission

November 10th, 2020


A little bonus this week! adrienne shared a transmission for the next 2.5 months that we wanted to also make sure our listeners had, along with some thoughts on balancing celebration and critique.

Look to

Election Day Debrief

November 5th, 2020


Today we are joined by two of the most brilliant humans I know to debrief this election so far. Kat Aaron (@kataaron), podcast producer for Octavia's …

There’s a New World Comin’ with Toshi Reagon

October 30th, 2020


In today’s episode, a re-run from last year, the Brown sisters interview the legendary Toshi Reagon about the making of the Parable of the Sower Opera, a production years in the making, based on the dystopian novel by …

Justice at the Detroit Podcast Festival

October 22nd, 2020


This is a Detroit love affair of an episode. For How To Survive's first appearance at the Detroit Podcast Festival, we invited two Detroit based …

Charlene Carruthers for President: Facing Election Resistance

October 15th, 2020


We are reposting this episode to help you prepare for and understand the ways to engage electoral politics. We are also committing this week to …

Beyond Survival

October 8th, 2020


For this week's episode, Autumn and adrienne sit down with Ejeris Dixon (@ejeris) and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (@brownstargirl), the editors of Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative …

Being with Terror (with updated audio)

October 1st, 2020


An earlier version this episode contained some misaligned audio. Sorry about that!

The sisters turn and face the terror and grief of living through times of great transition and turning. We call in special guest Malkia …

Election in End Times

September 24th, 2020


We are reposting the Brown sisters 2018 conversation with  Three Point Strategies,’ Jessica Byrd (@JessicaLBYRD) and Kayla Reed (@iKaylaReed) from Action STL. We cover basically everything we need to know about engaging …

True Journey Is Return

September 17th, 2020


Autumn and adrienne return to each other. Ursula le Guin wrote, "true journey is return", and in this conversation the sisters discuss the many ways …

Guest Podcast: Tomi Adeyemi Crafts Fantastic Worlds with Words

August 27th, 2020


Before we come back with a full fall slate of episodes, we want to share this episode of Your Attention Please from Hulu and IHeartRadio.

In 2019, …

The Auburn Conversation

August 14th, 2020


adrienne and Autumn were recipients of Auburn Seminary’s 2020 Lives of Commitment Award, which celebrates women of moral courage. This episode is an audio recording of the Auburn Conversation, a live event bringing the …

Queer Astrological Technologies, Live from the 2020 AMC!

August 1st, 2020


adrienne and Autumn are joined once again by the incomparable queer astrologer, Chani Nicholas (@chaninicholas), author of You Were Born For This, in …

On Listening

July 20th, 2020


This episode is a bit different, a three part exploration of listening featuring a short interview with Sterling Toles, and the reading of two pieces …

Guest Podcast: Fortification

July 8th, 2020


As our summer break continues, we're so excited to feature an episode from our friends at the Fortification podcast. 

Future: Spiritual and political …

Guest Podcast: Tarot for the End of Times

July 2nd, 2020


2020 is an Emperor Year, a 4 year, so we thought it would be particularly helpful to uplift episode 7: The Emperor, from Tarot for the End of Times, …

Introducing - Parable of the Sower: Chapter 1

June 25th, 2020


A podcast diving into Octavia E Butler’s Parable of the Sower/Talents, hosted by Toshi Reagon and adrienne maree brown. Produced by Kat Aaron.


Support the …

Apocalypse Survival Skill #10: Lessons

June 12th, 2020


Autumn and adrienne reunite for the finale episode of the miniseries. We create a collective altar and read aloud the names of beloveds lost inside …

Apocalypse Survival Skill #9: The Right to Defend Ourselves

May 29th, 2020


We live in a fundamentally violent society. We have the human right to defend and protect ourselves, but for many of us the means of doing so seem …

Apocalypse Survival Skill #8: Casa de Salud

May 23rd, 2020


We survive by building the new world in the shell of the old, and our new world will need a health care system. How do we transition from a health …

Apocalypse Survival Skill #7: The Internet is a Place

May 16th, 2020


Now more than ever we are relying on the internet to satisfy our basic needs and desires. This begs the question, what are apocalypse survival skills …

Apocalypse Survival Skill #6: The OODA Loop

May 7th, 2020


We bring you part two of Autumn’s interview with So and Pinar, the love organism behind Queer Nature. We discuss the potential dangers of being on the move in an apocalyptic situation, and how to mitigate them. We also …

Apocalypse Survival Skill #5: Tactical Hope

May 1st, 2020


What behaviors and choices make the difference between life and death in a disaster? What are the skills that will matter most in a crisis, and how do we learn them? Autumn interviews the brilliant founders of Queer …

Apocalypse Survival Skill #4: Braiding Seeds

April 23rd, 2020


Any scenario of systemic collapse involves a question of how we sustainably feed ourselves and our communities. For a visionary answer, Autumn turns …

Apocalypse Survival Skill #3: Where There is No Doctor

April 17th, 2020


We continue our miniseries with a conversation about how we access medicine, health, and healing when our under-resourced and fragile medical systems are overwhelmed. Autumn interviews community herbalist Lauren …

Apocalypse Survival Skill #2: Making Home

April 10th, 2020


During this time of economic collapse, many of us are wondering how we will create and maintain homes, if and when we can’t afford to rent or buy. …

Apocalypse Survival Skill #1: Shelter in Place

April 2nd, 2020


We kick off the Apocalypse Survival Miniseries with a special focus on social distancing inside the pandemic. Autumn interviews long time New Yorker Maryse Mitchell-Brody ( about mutual aid, …

Staying In with Emily and Kumail

March 27th, 2020


Beloved Survivors, as we work away on our upcoming survival mini-series, we have another special guest treat to share. You might know Kumail and …

This is Irresistible!!!

March 24th, 2020


Meet Irresistible: a community of practice in collective healing and social change.

Formerly known as Healing Justice Podcast, their show is all …

Hello Beloved Survivors: Talk To Us

March 18th, 2020


We're here today to ask you a question. What are your strategies for intimacy and connection to other humans during this time of social distancing? We're working on a survival series we're planning to release next month …

Coronavirus: Wisdom from a Social Justice Lens

March 12th, 2020


In this bonus episode from Healing Justice Podcast, we bring you advice about how to adapt your travel and gatherings, timely medical information, invocations, grounding practices and reflections from the March 7, 2020 …

Guest Podcast: Decolonizing the Crone

February 19th, 2020


North Carolina Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green drops blessings like ripe mango into our laps. Walls breathe a heavy sigh of relief as she shreds the …

Guest Podcast! - Possibilities Podcast featuring adrienne marie brown

February 5th, 2020


Guest Podcast: Possibilities Podcast

This episode features a rich, laughter filled conversation with social justice facilitator and New York Times best-selling author of Pleasure Activism, adrienne maree brown!

We talk …

It's Hard Out Here for a Prophet

January 22nd, 2020


Surprise! In honor of Martin Luther King Jr’s holiday, and to herald the arrival of black history month, we bring you this very special episode, and …

Flowers After the War

January 10th, 2020


The Brown Sisters wrap season 3 with a reflection on what they are proud of from the last year and the last decade, and what intentions they are setting for the year ahead. Plus a teaser of season 4!

music by Tunde …

Bending Towards the Future with Toshi Reagon

December 24th, 2019


The Brown Sisters are coming to you live from the Majestic Theater in Boston, in a gorgeous event sponsored by Emerson College. We welcome back to …

Sashay Away from Supremacy with Matt McGorry

December 6th, 2019


The Brown Sisters sit down with actor, activist and avid reader Matt McGorry (@MattMcGorry) to discuss unlearning supremacy, loving our bodies and being responsible with our platforms.

music by Tunde Olaniran and Mother …

Charlene Carruthers for President: Facing Election Resistance

November 20th, 2019


The Brown Sisters sit down with the brilliant Charlene Carruthers, author of Unapologetic and founder of the Chicago Center for Leadership and …

Raising Superheroes

November 7th, 2019


On this episode, we bringing you an interview from @thebigwepodcast featuring adrienne and Autumn.

What do our superpowers teach us about our …

It’s a Process

October 31st, 2019


The Brown Sisters are finally reunited in conversation, where they discuss rigor, resilience, and discovering creative process in the midst of change and transition.

music by Tunde Olaniran.

Future Economics Part 2: The Solidarity Economy

October 17th, 2019


Back in March 2018, adrienne and Autumn recorded Future Economics Part 1: The Money Talk, an intimate conversation about class, wealth, and debt. …

This World Is Ours to Build

October 3rd, 2019


We’re baaaaack! Sort of. Autumn and adrienne continue to be juggling busy schedules, so we return for the second half of our 2019 season with a …

Guest Podcast 3! - Parenting for Liberation: We Live for the We

September 20th, 2019


For our third guest podcast, we are cross posting a conversation hosted by our friend podcast Parenting for Liberation. This summer PFL, with the Underground Railroad and LOOM, invited Erica Chidi Cohen to moderate a …

Guest Podcast 2! - Beyoncé's Witchy Virgo Season

September 5th, 2019


Our guest this week is A Little Juju podcast, teaching us the witchy wisdom we need to survive these times. Here's an excerpt we found highly relevant for Virgo Season - so we're releasing it in the window between …

Guest Podcast 1! - Raising Rebels

August 15th, 2019


Raising trans and queer babies is a fundamental survival strategy for all possible futures. This episode drops us into a sweet conversation between mamas raising queer and trans little ones. Enjoy!

ima ima boss bitch

July 31st, 2019


As they prepare to go on break for August and September, adrienne and autumn offer listeners a window into what’s been going on behind the scenes, and what’s to come.

music by Mother Cyborg and Tunde Olaniran

What Time It Is, with Movement Generation

July 17th, 2019


The sisters have wanted to interview Movement Generation since they conceived of this podcast. Recently, adrienne got to hear Michelle Mascarenhas-Swan give a talk on how we got to this moment of climate apocalypse. …

Sister Interview on Pleasure Activism

July 3rd, 2019


Autumn guides adrienne into deeper vulnerability around her NY Times bestselling book Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good.

show notes:

Live Show, U of M

June 19th, 2019


Hopefully this is better late than never. The sound quality on this show wasn't up to @muzachary's standards, but the cost/benefit analysis of having …

Leaving Michael Jackson?

June 5th, 2019


Autumn and adrienne talk with DJs, @iamrimarkable, @djkuttinkandi, and @larumorosa about Michael Jackson in the wake of the Leaving Neverland documentary. This is a tender, tough conversation.

music by Mother Cyborg and …

Is Hodor the Real Hero of GOT? (Let Them Eat Spoilers)

May 21st, 2019


adrienne and Autumn discuss the highs and lows, surprises and disappointments, and the visionary fashion, of the final season of Game of Thrones.

music by Mother Cyborg and Tunde Olaniran

Browns at Brown: A Live Show

May 12th, 2019


The Brown sisters, live at Brown University, with a special guest and lots of feelings. Happy Mother's Day to all who mother!

music by Mother Cyborg and Tunde Olaniran


A Spoilerific Dive Into NK Jemisin's Apocalypse

May 1st, 2019


The Brown Sisters read NK Jemisin's Broken Earth trilogy and remembered they knew her and could maybe maybe get a real conversation. Here, they gush …

Laurence McKeown, Prisoner to Playwright

April 17th, 2019


Laurence McKeown was our gracious host and patient teacher in Northern Ireland - here he tells some of his epic awesome story from teenager to IRA …

An Uneasy Peace

April 3rd, 2019


Autumn and adrienne share stories from their visionary fiction journey through Northern Ireland, what they learned from the legacy of the conflict, and the possibility of repair in the aftermath of harm.

music by Mother …

Disability Justice for the Apocalypse: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarsinha Gets Us Together

March 20th, 2019


Prolific writer Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarsinha is a queer disabled femme writer, organizer, performance artist and educator of Burgher/Tamil Sri …

Wait, it's 2019!

March 6th, 2019


The Brown sisters look ahead at 2019 with dreams of glory.

music by Mother Cyborg and Tunde Olaniran and the song, "True Love" written by Michaela Harrison (

The Practice of Freedom: A Conversation with Siwatu-Salama Ra and Rhonda Anderson

December 6th, 2018


We are humbled and honored to speak with Siwatu-Salama Ra, an environmental activist based in Detroit who was wrongfully imprisoned while pregnant, …

The Practices We Need: #metoo and Transformative Justice Part 2

November 7th, 2018


Today the Brown sisters talk with transformative justice practitioner Mariame Kaba (@prisonculture) and get our minds blown with frameworks and …

Elections in End Times #BlackNovember

October 24th, 2018


Join the Brown sisters for a conversation with Three Point Strategies' Jessica Byrd and Kayla Reed. We cover basically everything we need to know about engaging in the electoral process, especially this corrupt age, …

Apocalypse Survival Skills #1: Grow and Preserve

October 17th, 2018


In this episode, our resident inexpert gardener, Autumn, talks us through the trials of garden management and the glory of food preservation.

Music by Tunde Olaniran (his new album, "Stranger", is out now!) and Mother …

The Apocalypse We Live In : State Violence and Repression

October 10th, 2018


Join us for a difficult conversation about how we sustain movements under state violence and repression.

Music by Tunde Olaniran (his new album, …

Dr. Ford's Dignity

October 2nd, 2018


We must define our own victories in this daunting political climate.

Music by Tunde Olaniran and Mother Cyborg

The Impossible Things About Us

September 26th, 2018


In this episode, the brown sisters explore the impossible things about us, and how getting in right relationship with ourselves, our vulnerability, …

Black Love: A Day at the Museum

September 12th, 2018


Autumn and adrienne are back from their summer break. In this episode, the Brown sisters share their powerful experience at the National Museum of …

And We Out!

July 3rd, 2018


adrienne and Autumn check in around summer
plans. (We're taking July and August off and will be back at it come September.)

How to Survive Live in Detroit

June 19th, 2018


Every year in June, social justice organizers, artists, and media makers from around the country (and beyond) gather in Detroit for the Allied Media Conference. Autumn and adrienne sat down on day 3 of the event, with …

The Apocalypse We Need: #metoo and Transformative Justice Part 1

June 5th, 2018


This episode is the first in a series of conversations about #metoo and the apocalypse of patriarchy and rape culture. In this first conversation, …

Your People Will Find You: The Octavia Butler Legacy Network

May 22nd, 2018


"The act of writing itself was a kind of therapy." - Octavia Butler

The Brown sisters sat down with the brilliant team at the Octavia E Butler Legacy Network to learn about their Octavia …

In the Pattern

May 8th, 2018


"When her enemies came to kill her, she knew more about surviving than they did about killing." - Octavia Butler, Wild Seed

The Brown sisters geek out over Octavia Butler's Patternist series, finding lessons and …

Reshaping Apocalypse

April 24th, 2018


In this episode, adrienne interviews Autumn about apocalypse in the popular imagination, the myths and realities of disasters and their aftermath, …

4/20 SPECIAL: The People's Peanut Butter

April 20th, 2018


Get high with amb for 4ty minutes and 20 seconds (4/20 special).

Music by Tunde Olaniran, Mother Cyborg and Blue Dot Sessions


Send in a voice …

Taking Root Amongst the Stars with Chani Nicholas

April 10th, 2018


"Our destiny is to take root amongst the stars." - Octavia Butler

The Brown sisters go behind the night sky with one of our favorite astrologers, …

Future Economics Part 1: The Money Talk

March 27th, 2018


For this episode, Autumn and adrienne peel back the layers of story, assumption and shame around class, debt and money.

This is the first of an on-going series that will look at post apocalyptic economics.

Additional …

There’s a New World Comin’ with Toshi Reagon

March 13th, 2018


In today’s episode, the Brown sisters interview the legendary Toshi Reagon about the making of the Parable of the Sower Opera, a production years in the making, based on the dystopian novel by Octavia E. Butler. We …

The Wisdom Body

February 27th, 2018


In this episode the Brown sisters explore their shared practice of tarot reading, from what it is, to how they use it, to what it has to do with survival and justice. Episode includes 2018 readings!

Music by Tunde …

44 Minutes on Wakanda

February 24th, 2018


The Brown sisters went to Wakanda! Afterwards we recorded 44 minutes of gushing, SPOILERIFIC processing of the movie! Why 44? Because that's how much room we had on our SD card, and Shuri wasn't there to help us. Come, …

Shitting Our Pants

February 13th, 2018


The Brown Sisters are back! In our kickoff of Season 2, we share our gratitude and lessons from the pilot season, teasers of what is coming your way this year, and let you in on the way this podcast is transforming our …

Grieving, Loving Ursula Le Guin

January 29th, 2018


Writer Ursula K. Le Guin died last week. She was 88. adrienne reflects on her relationship with the god, the writer, the thinker, the mother.

(with an …

Star Wars: A Spoiler Extravaganza

December 29th, 2017


Bonus Episode!

Autumn and adrienne went to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi and couldn't let the year end with a somewhat tipsy spoiler extravaganza on …

A Breathing Chorus with Alexis Pauline Gumbs

December 20th, 2017


"To get along with God, consider the consequences of your behavior." - Octavia Butler, Earthseed Verses

We are so excited to bring to you a conversation with our amazing comrade, our inspirational thought-leader, Alexis …

Decolonize the Body

December 12th, 2017


We are Earthseed. We are flesh—self aware, questing, problem-solving flesh. We are that aspect of Earthlife best able to shape God knowingly. We are …

Completion Matters

December 5th, 2017


"To survive, let the past teach you. Past customs, struggles, leaders and thinkers. Let these help you. Let them inspire you, warn you, give you strength. But beware, God is change. Past is past. What was cannot come …

Let the Ancestors Speak

November 28th, 2017


We want you to know more about who we are. We thought one way to do that is to open a window on to our creative practices of writing fiction, which leads into a conversation about channeling our ancestors.

We believe …

God is Change

November 21st, 2017


Welcome to the pilot season of How to Survive the End of the World. This first season is us learning what this show wants and needs to be, and giving listeners a chance to get to know us. We dive deep pretty quickly so …

Trailer: This is how to survive the end of the world

November 7th, 2017


How to Survive the End of the World is a new podcast hosted by sisters Autumn and adrienne maree brown.

The Brown Sisters are learning from the apocalypse with grace, rigor and curiosity.

Autumn Brown is a queer science …

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